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New Utah Transit Authority Ordinance

Railroad_Crossing.jpgUTA recently enacted an ordinance which prohibits crossing a railroad grade crossing while distracted. The examples of distraction listed in the ordinance include talking on a cell phone, texting, having earphones or earbuds in both ears, "attending to personal hygiene or grooming," or reading.

The penalty for this offense is a $50 civil fine; repeat offenses carry a $100 fine.

The new ordinance is Chapter 5.14, Section 1M. Curious about what other things you can be ticketed for? You can find the full Ordinance Manual on the UTA website.

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